Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Consolidation, consolidation – Essel Propack in a globalplay

Right from the first week of August, the financial press has reported that the promoters of the Indian US$ 4.2 billion Zee Group is...

Zen and the art of plastic engineering

I recently met a young man from the plastic industry who talks about the need to add value to everything – products, knowledge, experience...

The plastic industry is NO LONGER in denial

At the Elite Conference on Specialty Films and Flexible Packaging held in September 2017, the plastic industry threatened by the Indian government’s Plastic Waste...

IPEX is gone – iconic UK trade show pulls the plug

Bowing to the inevitable, the organizers of IPEX have called it quits following two disastrous trade shows, one in London where it broke tradition...

Tackling the issues – an action plan

We have been writing about the problems that could crop up if the Government of India’s Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 are implemented as...

Industry ennui could lead to catastrophic crisis

We are past to the various deadlines set by the government on implementation of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. If the powers that be decide to go ahead and rigidly enforce this legislation as framed, all hell will break loose.

Industry requires better leadership even in the better times to come

The second advanced estimates released on 28 February 2018 by the Central Statistics Office suggest that the Indian economy may fi nally be turning around. The quarterly estimate of GDP for 

Some packaging-related trends for 2018 – Part 2

The most important trend in the Indian economy as well as the Indian packaging industry is hardly a trend; it is more or less a fact of life – uncertain and gradual but positive expansion of the industry and the continued evolution in its use of technology and best practices.

Some packaging-related trends for 2018 – Part 1

What packaging trends do you see gaining prominence in 2018? Whether it be in innovation, design or consumers perspective. Sustainable packaging will carry on to be one of the biggest trends in 2018 – how do you see companies and brands tackling this?

PET bottles for drugs are being looked at once again

Clear, strong and lightweight polyethylene terephthalate plastic (PET) is widely used for pharma bottles around the world. PET is also used for bottled water, soft drinks, and other liquids meant for 


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